Angela Merkel and the German election

Opinion Focus: Angela Merkel is set to win a fourth term as chancellor. The epitome of caution and moderation (unlike Trump), she can yet surprise — as on refugees. But is she prepared to take enough risks? Here’s the best of our comment and analysis

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German voters opt for stability, but leadership abroad is required

Angela Merkel’s decision to open the door to more than 1m refugees hangs over Sunday’s national poll

The big unanswered question is what the chancellor intends to do with her victory

A lively biography of the German leader from a self-proclaimed French “fangirl”

Angela Merkel embodies a nation that has had enough of political thrills

After a likely election defeat, the opposition will need fresh political ideas